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Super Typhoon Fengshen

Super Typhoon Fengshen

Both Typhoon Fengshen and Tropical Storm Fung-Wong can be seen over the western Pacific Ocean in this rare true color image taken on July 25, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft.

Typhoon Fengshen, which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, can be seen in the upper portion of the image, skirting southern Japan. As of 18:00 UTC, the tropical storm was just off the southern tip of the island nation and was packing winds of over 100 kilometers (63 miles) per hour. It is expected to come aground in China sometime in the next 24 hours.

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong can be seen at the bottom portion of the image. It is expected to diminish into a tropical depression and also head towards southern Japan. As of 18:00 UTC, the storm was packing winds of 92 kilometers (58 miles) per hour.

Image courtesy Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory; data provided by the MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC